the nation’s uncles have yet to release a statement
man i was thinking about how shitty the new weezer single is and god it’s so funny/sad to think about how great they once were.
i mean the blue album is like this amazing brian wilson/pixies thing fuck
and rivers cuomo used to be a great lyricist!!!! seriously!!!!
like my name is jonas, it’s a song about growing up and being disillusioned and dealing with The Man and shit and yeah that’s been done so many times but the way he fucking says it
like the first time the word “wheel” is used, jonas is “carrying” it. he’s in control, he has a grasp on his life, but then after going on the train and being renamed wepeel his “box full of toys” (!) is “fresh out of batteries” (!!) but “still making noise” (!!!) and thus the wheel becomes “flat”. and the “driver” initially promising a full ride through life and then when things go awry he “swears he learned his math”??? that’s such a funny and sad and weird way of writing that kind of song but today it would be like
I WANNA STICK IT TO THE MAN
I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR PLAN
*shitty super compressed solo*
or falling for you. jesus christ.
Holy cow! I think I’ve got one here
Now just what am I supposed to do?
I’ve got a number of irrational fears
That I’d like to share with you
First, there’s rules about old goats like me
Hangin’ ‘round with chicks like you -but I do like you-
And another one: you say “like" too much
and then the “what could you possibly see in little old three chord me?” bit, which of course is in a song which uses every major/minor chord on the 12 note scale
this is subtle and economical as well as other words. i didn’t mean for this to be a “CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT” post, and i can’t believe i’m thinking about weezer this much (yes i can)
but jesus those first two albums are amazing and rivers cuomo is (was?) a goddamn genius
The Clash | Train In Vain
pauls boutique era
Happy 25th birthday, Paul’s Boutique. You are one of the greatest albums of all time. And you were one of Miles Davis’ favorite albums, which is cool. And I went to the place on your cover once. It was also cool.
One More Hour - Sleater-Kinney
thank u, brit <3
DWYCK - Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth